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Monday, September 13, 2010

Correction from the Editor

It's hard to remember the order of things when you're a young age.  It makes sense now after talking to my mom.  Fat Amy (as she called her :)) was our first sitter which makes sense because since we were living with my dad at the time, he went through the church to find someone.  The reason she stopped being our sitter is not that she quit (and I remember this now) but she was FIRED because my mom found a big red handprint welt on Julie's bottom.  I think that my dad and Amy were trying to potty train her too early - she was only about a year and a half old.  Fortunately, my dad was on board with my mama tiger and they fired Amy.  That's why she cried. 

After Amy came Bobbie, which now makes sense, too, because I was older.  Third grade, I think.  Don't worry, by age 10, I have the timelines down pretty well.

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